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100-Word Review: Metric’s “Fantasies”

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Metric provide catchy, edgy New Wave which blindsided me, burrowed its way into my brain, pitched a tent, rolled out its sleeping bag and now refuses to leave.  Emily Haines’ voice, which vacillates between sweet and throaty, isn’t overpowering or bombastic, but it doesn’t need to be:  its softness works well with the band’s solid pop hooks and James Shaw’s fuzzy guitar licks.  Some of the lyrics take a serious turn toward the vapid, but I’m willing to forgive that affront when the melodies are this strong, such as on “Sick Muse,” “Girls Gold Guns,” “Gimme Sympathy” and “Satellite Mind.”

Grade: B+

Written by Allen

June 9th, 2009 at 10:00 am

Posted in 100-Word Reviews,Music

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